Richard M. Swanson

Co-Founder at SunPower Corp.

Richard M. Swanson

Richard M. Swanson

Co-Founder at SunPower Corp.

Biography

Founder of SunPower Corp., SunPower Corporation UK Ltd., SunPower Italia Srl and SunPower GmbH, Richard M. Swanson is an entrepreneur who is former Faculty Member at Stanford University. He received a doctorate from Stanford University.

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Career Highlights

SunPower Corp.
SunPower Italia SRL

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448

Number of Boards

3

Birthday

1946

Age

75

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Chief Executive Officer at SunPower Corp.

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Principal at Wood3 Resources

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Mission Energy Holding Co.

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Chief Financial Officer at Enterprise Services LLC

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Senior Vice President for Strategy Growth & People-Gas, Renewables & Power Division at Total SA

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Director-Renewables Division at Total SA

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Chairman at Ecomobilité Ventures Fund

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Senior Vice President-Caspian & Southern at Total SA

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Group Treasurer at Total SA

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President, Strategy & Innovation at Total SA

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Richard M. Swanson
Co-Founder at SunPower Corp.
Education
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1974

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Co-Founder
1985 - Current

Since 1985 SunPower has been leading global solar innovation. SunPower® solar panels consistently deliver more energy and long-term peace of mind with the highest performing solar power systems available. SunPower is the solar energy choice of more homeowners and businesses around the world.

Co-Founder
1985 - Prior

SunPower Italia Srl engages in the development and installation of solar panel systems. Its products line consists of various types of panels which are distributed to homes and offices. The company was founded by Richard Swanson in April 1985 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

Professor of Electrical Engineering
1976 - 1991

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Boards & Committees
Member, Nominating & Governance Committee
2010 - Prior

Power-One, Inc. designs and manufactures power supply products for a variety of industries, including renewable energy, servers, storage, networking, industrials and network power systems. It operates through two business segments: Renewable Energy Solutions and Power Solutions. The Renewable Energy Solutions segment offers inverters and accessories for the photovoltaic, solar and wind markets. The Power Solutions segment represents the company's products for AC/DC, DC/DC and digital power conversion, including power conversion products for data centers, such as servers, storage, networking, as well as telecom and industrial power conversion products. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Chairman, Global Advisory Board
Prior

Sunpreme, Inc. develops photovoltaic solar cells. The firm engages in the business of developing and commercializing its proprietary SmartSilicon based solar cells for energy sector. Its solutions include: carport application, utility ground-mount application, commercial rooftop application, residential roof-top application and tropical island application. The company was founded by Ashok K. Sinha, Lei Ping Lai, and Joseph Bach in 2009 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Representative from Illinois's 11th Congressional District

$250
2011

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 3rd District, John Garamendi

$15K
2011

Former President of United States

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SunPower Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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